Roland debuts two new printers.
Roland DGA has introduced its 64-in. VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-LED wide-format hybrid printer. The LEJ-640 is offered in three Eco-UV ink configurations: CMYK + white + clear; CMYK + white + white, for high-opacity white printing on transparent films; and CMYK + clear + clear, for thick dimensional effects such as embossing. The clear ink can be put down in both gloss and matte finishes. Applications range from packaging prototypes and P-O-P to wide-format signage, décor, exhibits, and window displays.
Capable of handling roll media as well as board stocks up to half-inch thick, the LEJ-640 hybrid features a top print resolution of 1440 dpi and can hit speeds up to 133 sq ft/hr in CMYK mode. Other features include the Roland OnSupport system, which allows remote monitoring of production activities; an automated white-ink circulation system; built-in sensor to check media thickness; an advanced media-takeup system. A VersaWorks RIP software included.
Roland has also debuted the VersaStudio BN-20, a 20-in. desktop eco-solvent printer/cutter with metallic inks. The BN-20 can be configured with Eco-Sol Max inks in either CMYK only or with CMYK + metallic silver for metallic effects. For users focused on indoor applications, VersaStudio can also be configured with Roland FPG aqueous pigment ink in CMYK only. Top resolution is 1440 dpi. Other features include Roland R-Works design software, an automated ink-circulation system, easy-to-load media-feed system, and a new cutting-control design. A VersaWorks RIP software is standard.